fbpx
Donate to BTT Join/Renew Membership

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

The best approaches to address the looming threats to Belize’s flats fishery are science, needed to inform a strategic approach to conservation, and education. It’s been shown time and time again that enforcement alone is not sufficient. There has to be buy-in from all stakeholders—from the fishing guides, anglers, lodge owners, tour guides—as well as from […]

Located in The Sportfishing Capital of the World, Islamorada’s Cheeca Lodge & Spa is a premier destination for fly and conventional anglers. With its rich history, incredible ambiance and five-star service, Cheeca Lodge has reintroduced the seamless blend of oceanside luxury and casual comfort through a $25 million renovation that touches every aspect of the resort, […]

BTT had a successful tagging week in August, with four tarpon tagged in south Georgia. The fish ranged in size from 55 pounds to 115 pounds. The addition of these four fish brings the total tagged tarpon count for 2019 to 65! We look forward to following the movements of these fish for the next […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the Bahamas National Trust have established the Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund to benefit fishing guides, lodge staff and others in the Bahamas’ fishing industry who have been impacted by Hurricane Dorian, the worst natural disaster in the nation’s history. “Our success as an organization has been shaped in large part […]

In previous blog posts we brought you news on BTT’s Belize-Mexico Program: Dr. Addiel Perez (pictured above) is the new Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator, and he’s been traveling throughout the region conducting interviews to inform BTT’s new strategic plan. You can read those blog posts here and here. Addiel’s interviews with the many stakeholders of the flats fishery […]

The Bahamas National Trust held its 11thannual Eco-Camp, sponsored by BTT, at Forfar Field Station on Andros from July 7 – July 13. 32 high school students from around the Bahamas spent the week learning about the biology and ecology of the nation’s ecosystems. Bahamas Initiative Manager Justin Lewis and intern Nina Sanchez gave presentations […]

Our Organization: Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation of bonefish, tarpon and permit—the species, their habitats, and the larger fisheries they support. We pursue this mission through research, conservation, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing research programs distinguish BTT as a leader in the conservation of these species and […]

Back in 2014, BTT and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures co-sponsored the first Belize Flats Fishing Summit in Belize City. The Summit brought together more than 40 guides and lodge owners from throughout coastal Belize, from Punta Gorda in the south to San Pedro in the north, and points in between. They came together to discuss […]

Simms Fishing Products, a leading manufacturer of fishing gear and apparel, has become a Silver Sponsor of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s Florida Keys Initiative, which seeks to protect, restore and conserve the Keys’ flats fishery through research and education. “Simms aligns with grassroots organizations that really make a difference,” said Casey Sheahan, Simms’ CEO. “BTT’s […]

In a recent post we announced that Dr. Addiel Perez has joined BTT as the Belize-Mexico Program Coordinator. Although BTT has been conducting research and promoting conservation in Belize for many years, there is an urgent need for a large-scale strategic plan to address the many growing threats to the flats fishery in Belize and […]